School action group call for adequate pupil accommodation

Cramped classrooms at Fermoy ETNS are allegedly under the 'standard' as outlined in the buildings manual.

An action group has been set up amongst staff, parents and the board of management at Fermoy Educate Together NS (ETNS) after the school has said that they are facing a ‘massive crisis’ due to the lack of available space at their town centre premises. 

Housed on MacCurtain Street, on the bottom floor of the old Gaelscoil building, a meeting was held at Fermoy ETNS last week and as a result, an action group has been formed in an effort to adequately accommodate pupils. This comes as Fermoy ETNS are struggling to accommodate its 85 pupils, with a predicted enrolment of 96 children for the upcoming school year.  

According to the principal, Toni Maguire, efforts are now underway to get the ‘correct space’ to accommodate the children, the sanctioned autism class, EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils, and the 104 pupils at which the school is capped.  

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